EU Study Tour - UVic students

Application deadline for the 2022 EU Study Tour & Internship Program: January 24, 2022

This page contains information for UVic students only. For all other applicants, please redirect here.

European Court of Justice (Photo credit Sarah Grunert)

UVic Group 2019, European Court of Justice (L-R): Shannon Rabey, Elyse Kim, Sarah Grunert, Alina Sobolik, Aneesha Khaira, Jasmine Pathak. (Back) Malcolm Thomson, Flamur Gruda (Photo credit Aneesha Khaira)

EU Commission 2019 (Photo credit Sarah Grunert)

EUSTIP 2019, the European Parliament in Strasbourg (Photo credit Sarah Grunert)

Application and Registration Procedure

All UVic undergraduate and graduate students must submit an online application, including a letter of intent and CV by January 24, 2022 to be considered for admission to the Study Tour. Every UVic applicant is considered for a travel grant, funded by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. Students can also apply to UVic's Student International Activities Fund for grants.

Students from other participating universities will have internal, home institution deadlines, normally in mid- to- late December.

As this is a major component of the Minor in European Studies or, for POLI students, a Concentration in European Studies, please declare your minor/concentration before May through MyPage.

Please visit our registration page, and navigate to drop-down menu, D) Course Registration for more information regarding the course registration process for undergraduate and graduate students.

Application Process: (Deadline: January 24, 2022)

  • Fill out the online application and include your letter of intent and CV as one pdf file. Letters of intent must address the following questions:

         a. Why you are interested in the program?

         b. What are your long-term goals and how does this contribute to them?

         c. What characteristics and skills do you possess that would contribute to your success in this program?

         d. What is your experience with European Studies and/or the EU so far?

  • Denote in the application form if you would like to be considered for an internship placement.

Registration Process: For applicants accepted to the program

Step 2 (optional): Complete the Internship Application via Course Spaces. The program coordinator will grant you access to Course Spaces once you have a valid V# and Netlink ID.

  • Note: the internship application includes crafting a generic cover letter and Europass CV. Please fill in your CV on the europass website, and be sure to consult the Europass CV Instructions beforehand. Print your CV as a .docx and include with the internship Application.

Step 3: Pay $1,000 deposit ($1,650 if also applying for an Internship) (Deadline: 14 February 2022)

  • You must be affiliated with TD Bank or RBC in order to pay online via Interac. UVic is not able to accept credit cards!
  • Please email the confirmation of your electronic payment to eustudytour@uvic.ca.
  • To ensure your payment is tracked correctly, please use the following for the “Invoice number”: "EUST-YourLastname-YourSchool" (e.g., EUST-Swan-UVic)
  • If you do not bank with TD or RBC you must pay by cheque. Please drop it off at the EUS office: SED C192, or mail it to:
ATTN: Kristina Wallace
Centre for Global Studies
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
University of Victoria
Victoria BC V8W 2Y2
Canada

 

Step 4: Registration

  • Undergraduate students are required to register in EUS 390A (registration opens March 16th 2020), and pay Summer tuition costs by 31 March 2022 (late fees will apply). 
  • Graduate students are required to register in POLI 590. Please contact Dr. Oliver Schmidtke requesting his supervision of the course, and provide your EUSTIP acceptance letter. 

Step 5: Pay $1,900, the remainder of the tour fee (Deadline: 31 March 2022)

  • You must be affiliated with TD Bank or RBC in order to pay online via Interac. UVic is not able to accept credit cards!
  • Please email the confirmation of your electronic payment to .
  • To ensure your payment is tracked correctly, please use the following for the “Invoice number”: "EUST-YourLastname-YourSchool" (e.g., EUST-Swan-UVic)
  • If you do not bank with TD or RBC you must pay by cheque. Please drop it off at the EUS office: SED C192, or mail it to:
                ATTN: Kristina Wallace
                Centre for Global Studies
                PO Box 1700 STN CSC
                University of Victoria
                Victoria BC V8W 2Y2
                Canada

 

About the EU Study Tour

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is a unique field school opportunity for upper-level and graduate students in a variety of disciplines—business, economics, European politics, international relations, social policy, journalism and culture—to immerse themselves in the workings of European Union institutions. The Study Tour provides students with the opportunity to have face-to-face contact and dialogue with presenters and seminar leaders who are actively involved in the day-to-day work of the EU. Students will also meet with representatives of other European institutions (including Canada's), policy think tanks, and civil society organizations. This experience isn’t only about the EU—it’s in the EU! Each year great effort is made to highlight topics of current relevance to Europe and Canada as well as to continue to deliver a high-quality core program of economic, political, social, and business themes.

After the Study Tour, students have an opportunity for an internship with a European institution, for two months in duration. Completion of the Study Tour is a prerequisite for participation in the internship program.

Travel grants are available for UVic students from UVic's European Union Centre of Excellence to help cover the costs, and students can also apply to UVic's Student International Activities Fund for a $500 grant.

Visit our study tour page for more information on how to apply, or contact eustudytour@uvic.ca

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